Saturday, May 10, 2003

Chennai History

Francis Day's quest for for cheap cloth and more peaceful surroundings led to the founding of Madras in 1639. It grew from the fort Day and his superior Andrew Cogan built on a 5 sq km sand strip bought from the local governor of the Vijayanagar Empire. Madras was Britain's first major settlement in India and it was here that many who went on to build the Empire first learnt their trade.

A historic route to take would be : Fort St. George, High Court Complex, George Town, Corporation Complex, Patheon Complex, Valluvar Kottam, Kodambakkam, St. Thomas Mount, Guindy National Park, Kalakshetra, Elliot's Beach, Theosophical Society, the Shrines of Mylapore & Triplicane, Government Estate, the Marina and Anna Salai.


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